Sunday, May 8, 2011

Word and Eucharist deeply bound

...Conduct yourselves with reverence during the time of your sojourning,
 realizing that you were ransomed from your futile conduct,
handed on by your ancestors,
not with perishable things like silver or gold
but with the precious blood of Christ... I Peter 1:17-19

Road to Emmaus - Carl Bloch

"At the breaking of the bread, the disciples’ eyes were opened and they recognized Jesus (Lk 24.31). Jesus, the Word became flesh, is fully present in the Sacred Host and when we receive Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, it becomes easy for us to understand the Holy Scripture.

Quoting Vatican II, Pope Benedict XVI says: “Word and Eucharist are so deeply bound together that we cannot understand one without the other. The Eucharist opens us up to the understanding of the Scripture, just as Scripture for its part illumines and explains the mystery of the Eucharist”. (Verbum Domini 55)

How privileged are we that we have the Table of the Word and the Table of the Body and Blood of Jesus in every Catholic Church. First we hear the Divine Word during the Liturgy of the Word and the Lord whom we receive in the Eucharist helps us to reflect on the deeper meaning of it and strengthens us to make it enfleshed in our lives. Let us treasure the riches of our Church and be nourished and strengthened day by day by approaching the Banqueting Table. Let us also grow in our gratitude to the Lord for instituting the Sacrament of Priesthood; it is His Priests who minister this Life-giving Sacrament to us."

Fr (Prof) J Mariakumar

Blessed Mother's Day to all!

"A partnership with God is motherhood.
What beauty, what love, what self control
Must belong to her who helps God
fashion an immortal soul!" (Author Unknown)

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us …
now and at the hour of our death.


  1. Have a beautiful day, Janette.

  2. Another wonderful post. I love the anonymous quote regarding motherhood. Pictures and words are so touching. Happy Mother's Day Janette.

    Thank you also for taking the time to send me yesterday's prints.

  3. Happiest Mother's Day, Micki - lots to celebrate!
    Yes - the quote was sent to me by Fr Dennis Evenson. He 'used this for years' but did not have the source any longer - if ever. It's a keeper!